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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/02/2020.

People Business Partner

Job Reference: 339-JPW1334

North Bristol NHS Trust
Clinical Management
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated workforce professional to join the team at North Bristol NHS Trust. Now is an exciting time to join us as this People Business Partner role will be a key member of the Core Clinical Services Divisional Leadership team, in line with the recent introduction of a Service Line Management structure.

This People Business Partner position offers a fantastic opportunity to:

Shape the future: you will play a key role in influencing and developing the workforce model of the future.

Facilitate change: you will be working within a high calibre team that is focussed on excellence and will assist in providing leadership to build a resilient workforce, focussing on areas such as wellbeing and retention.

Professional development: this challenging and rewarding position will give broad experience associated with working in a busy teaching hospital.

An excellent location: the Trust resides within one of the most vibrant cities in the UK, Bristol. Consistently voted the best city in which to live, Bristol is famous for its year round festivals, award-winning cycle tracks, exceptional gastronomy, stunning cityscapes and awe-inspiring street art.

The People Business Partner will be a key member of the senior management team in Core Clinical Services and will support the development and delivery of its transformation plan. Key duties will include:

  • Working alongside the Divisional Operations Director, Clinical Director, Head of Professions and Finance Business Partner to shape infrastructure with a focus on providing sustainability for the Division and Trust.
  • Leading on the successful delivery of the Core Clinical Services workforce agenda, providing high quality, strategic and operational Human Resources input and support to managers and staff, looking towards the continued improvement and development of the service.
  • Helping to build and sustain people management capacity through effective coaching of managers and developing / delivering initiatives to maximise workforce performance.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Be CIPD qualified and a Chartered Member of the CIPD with evidence of continuing professional development as a HR Practitioner.
  • Have significant operational HR knowledge with experience of developing the workforce aspects of operational business plans.
  • Have experience in applying a business partner approach and working with managers to develop services.
  • Be able to apply HR expertise in order to provide solutions to complex problems.
  • Be resilient and adaptable, with experience of influencing and communicating with people of all levels.

Interviews are likely to take place 9th March 2020



For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Robinson, Divisional Operations Director, Core Clinical Services at

The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

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